This film could have worked as a neo-noir, dark comedy, or social commentary. But, Clooney just can't make any of it work. As a neo-noir, it's surprisingly dull. As a comedy, it seems confused about where the humor should be. As a commentary, it doesn't offer any unique perspectives and the racial subplot has no real payoff. It may have slivers of cleverness, but it's mostly a disappointing misfire.